Sunderland Ladies

  • Furness leaps highest to head home. Picture credit: Susan Gutteridge

    Sunderland Ladies’ Furness targeting top four

    December 9, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Sunderland Ladies midfielder Rachel Furness admits her side will be targeting the top four once again after last season’s impressive FA WSL 1 debut. Furness, who spoke of her honour at making her 50th appearance for Northern Ireland last week, expects competition to be fierce in the top flight but […]

     
  • Beth Mead heads Sunderland in front against Liverpool earlier this season. Picture credit: sunderland.fawsl.com

    Sunderland sweep up at FA Women’s awards

    December 7, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Sunderland Ladies have topped off a historic year for the club by winning four awards at the annual FA Women’s Awards at Wembley Stadium. The Lady Black Cats finished fourth in their inaugural FA WSL 1 campaign after being tipped for relegation, and these awards will no doubt round-off a […]

     
  • Ex-Sunderland Footballer Up For Sports Personality

    Ex-Sunderland Footballer Up For Sports Personality

    December 6, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Former Sunderland Ladies footballer Lucy Bronze has been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The defender, now of Manchester City, becomes the first female footballer to be put up for the award after she impressed at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. She now joins 11 […]

     
  • Beth Mead in action against Doncaster. Picture credit: http://sunderland.fawsl.com

    Mead wins Football Writers’ Award

    December 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Sunderland Ladies striker Beth Mead has been announced as the North East Football Writers’ Women’s Footballer of the Year. The 20-year-old, who was given the award after an impressive season which saw her bag 12 goals in her debut FA WSL 1 season before earning a first England senior call-up in October. […]

     
  • Rachel Furness opens the scoring for Sunderland. Picture Credit: Susan Gutteridge

    Furness earns 50th cap on mixed night for Northern Ireland midfielder

    November 28, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Sunderland Ladies midfielder Rachel Furness made her 50th appearance for the Northern Ireland national side on Friday. But it was likely an evening to forget for Furness as, despite scoring, she saw her side succumb to an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Switzerland. The midfielder was born in Sunderland but […]

     
  • Houghton takes BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year title

    Houghton takes BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year title

    November 26, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Durham born footballer Steph Houghton has been named BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year award. Houghton, 27, was awarded the accolade at a ceremony on Wednesday which took place at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellbeing centre. The defender, originally from the North East, was presented with the […]

     
  • Five players Sunderland might look to sign over the winter

    Five players Sunderland might look to sign over the winter

    November 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    With the 2016 FA WSL 1 season on the horizon and the Lady Black Cats looking to improve on last season’s fourth place finish, attention has turned to who Head Coach Carlton Fairweather will bring in to improve his side. We look at five options that the Sunderland manager might […]

     
  • Rachael Laws says Sunderland Ladies WSL2 title win still hasn't sunk in. Picture credit: Susan Gutteridge

    SAFC Ladies’ Laws called up to England squad

    November 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Sunderland Ladies goalkeeper Rachael Laws has been called up to the England Senior Squad for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Bosnia, but striker Beth Mead misses out. The Lionesses travel to Duisburg to take on Germany in a friendly on Thursday November 26 in a game which will be broadcast on […]

     
  • SAFC Ladies keeper Laws looking to build on fourth place

    SAFC Ladies keeper Laws looking to build on fourth place

    October 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

    After an injury-ravaged season, Sunderland Ladies goalkeeper Rachael Laws was handed an England call-up ahead of their trip to China. The stopper took time out of her preparations for the trip to speak to SportsByte’s Mark Donnelly. “It was fantastic to get the call-up,” she said, “We get an email through telling […]

     
  • Mead “over the moon” to earn England call-up

    Mead “over the moon” to earn England call-up

    October 19, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Sunderland Ladies striker Beth Mead rounded off a fine season with a call-up to the England squad the CFA International Women’s Football Tournament in China this week. Shortly before flying to Asia, the striker took the time out to speak to SportsByte’s Mark Donnelly about her call-up and the past twelve months. […]